Is New Mexico The American Tibet?
Not Really Tibet But…
Firstly I am not suggesting at all that a US State would actually BE Tibet.
Lots Of Travel
However I’ve traveled a lot.
Secondly I never spent too much time in The Land Of Enchantment.
The Land of Enchantment For Sure
Certainly now I have begun to understand why New Mexico owns that motto.
For example the Manzano mountains. Not the first thing you’d think of when you consider New Mexico.
On the other hand driving through these mountains and sunset was a mind blowing experience,
But if the middle part of the state isn’t your thing there are other unique experiences waiting.
I mention it but then, there’s Breaking Bad. So…
Roswell and Taos
Of course Las Cruces, Roswell, Santa Fe, and Taos.
Heading North and West
Hey Wait! This Is Like…American Tibet!
After riding along these US and State Highways I started to come to the conclusion New Mexico has a sort of Tibet like quality.
For instance wind swept vistas at any time of the day. And the most mysterious of all, White Sands.
During this part of the trip I ended up in national forest campgrounds in the Cibola, all the way up to the northern part of the state in the Carson National Forest. Not to mention some of the best Bureau Of Land Management sites I’ve seen anywhere.
Travel’s Real Value
Wander Without A Schedule
And yes, sometimes it feels spiritual. Especially when you can wander without a schedule.
In the same vein it’s the wandering.
Forget The Gotta Haves Just Go
Moreover the wandering without worrying about getting somewhere or the ‘gotta haves’ in life.
In conclusion sometimes those happy accidents make all the difference in the world.
To sum up I have never been to Tibet.
However the wind, mountains, sunsets and the solitary nature of my own personal travel plans brought the Land of Enchantment up a notch in my mind.
Vast Distances and Views
Most importantly remember New Mexico travelers are dealing with vast distances. In addition a long history.
Overall a very different experience.
New-Mexico-American-Tibet-Bob Davis Podcast 995